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Jammu traders demand extension of deadline for filing IT, GST returns

In Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu city-based traders’ body on Monday demanded to extend the deadline for filing Income Tax and GST returns as internet and other communication channels are disrupted following the Centre’s move to revoke provisions of Article 370.


The Chamber of Traders Federation (CTF) said, A letter requesting to extend the due dates of filing Income tax and GST returns was made to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as its demand be considered as a special case in view of the prevailing situation in the region.


President CTF, Neeraj Anand demanded an extension of dates for filing of income tax and GST returns in view of the peculiar ongoing situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.


It is unlikely that traders would be able to file tax returns as internet and other communication channels are barred in the region.


“We at CTF firmly stand with the government and welcome all the measures that can bring lasting peace to our state that is suffering due to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism,”


CTF appreciates the patience of the business community which despite suffering huge losses is supportive of initiatives to permanently rid the state of violence and political uncertainty.


With a positive hope it was said that government would provide necessary relief to augment trade once the situation becomes congenial.


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Author: Niranjan Reddy

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